The Community Investment Grant (CIG) provides financial assistance to local non-profit organizations for projects and events that will have a positive impact on the quality of life in the community.

The funding supports, promotes, informs, celebrates, preserves and/or provides access to:

  • Arts, Culture, Heritage
  • Sports, Recreation
  • Social, Health, Environment
  • Tourism


Organizations can apply for a grant if they:

  • are a local non-profit community group
  • are based in the Municipality or provide services to residents
  • demonstrate other financial or volunteer support for the project
  • have submitted any outstanding Accountability Statements from previous CIGs


2021 application period is from Friday, November 20, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. to Friday, January 15, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Organizations can apply once per year. The application intake process occurs in the fall. Applications must be complete and submitted by the due date. Applications must include:

Council will review the applications and organizations will typically be notified of their decision in the spring.


Organizations can only spend grant funds on the project described in the original application. Funds cannot be transferred to another project. An Accountability Statement must be submitted within 60 days of the project being completed or the funds being used. 

2021 Grant Update

In recognition of the COVID-19 Pandemic having greatly impacted local non-profit organizations, leaving them with diminished sources of revenue, Council passed a motion at its meeting of November 16, 2020 to allow organizations to apply for projects and activities that go beyond the parameters set out in the Community Investment Grants Policy